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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 14604–14616

Stokes image reconstruction for two-color microgrid polarization imaging systems

Daniel A. LeMaster  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 14604-14616 (2011)

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The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a new microgrid polarization imaging system capable of simultaneously reconstructing linear Stokes parameter images in two colors on a single focal plane array. In this paper, an effective method for extracting Stokes images is presented for this type of camera system. It is also shown that correlations between the color bands can be exploited to significantly increase overall spatial resolution. Test data is used to show the advantages of this approach over bilinear interpolation. The bounds (in terms of available reconstruction bandwidth) on image resolution are also provided.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Daniel A. LeMaster, "Stokes image reconstruction for two-color microgrid polarization imaging systems," Opt. Express 19, 14604-14616 (2011)

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